What is the Arctic?

What is the Arctic?

The arctic can be defined in three ways, the easiest being all land above the arctic circle at 66 degrees north…..

By Alexandra 19th August 2018 0

Paradise lost….time to leave

Paradise lost….time to leave

It’s time to leave Tasiilaq and start the long trek home.  As if to say goodbye, the morning produces the most glorious sunrise yet…a red and gold sky hangs above the sleepy settlement, still bathed in the polar blue light of a receding night. The first stage of my going involves the helicopter again, and…

By Alexandra 9th August 2018 0

Back from Lofoten…..

Back from Lofoten…..

This summer’s visit to the arctic was the Lofoten Islands, during the short season which is their summer.  These islands are 200 km above the arctic circle, off the edge of arctic Norway.  They are an archipelago of remote outposts, very much like the Hebrides are in relation to the UK.  It takes two days to…

By Alexandra 5th August 2018 0